Non-lieux

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Verso, 1995 - Social Science - 122 pages
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An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines. This invasion of the world by what Marc Auge calls 'non-space' results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. Auge uses the concept of 'supermodernity' to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena—a logic of excessive information and excessive space. In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity. Starting with an attempt to disentangle anthropology from history, Auge goes on to map the distinction between place, encrusted with historical monuments and creative social life, and non-place, to which individuals are connected in a uniform manner and where no organic social life is possible.

Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: from the motorway or aircraft, local or exotic particularities are presented two-dimensionally as a sort of theme-park spectacle. Auge does not suggest that supermodernity is all-encompassing: place still exist outside non-place and tend to reconstitute themselves inside it. But he argues powerfully that we are in transit through non-place for more and more of our time, as if between immense parentheses, and concludes that this new form of solitude should become the subject of an anthropology of its own.
  

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Review: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

User Review  - Erman Eruz - Goodreads

overall really interesting, but there are some fundamental mistakes in his discussion of non-places such as not mentioning their potential to have distinct characteristics according to the cultural ... Read full review

Review: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

User Review  - EE - Goodreads

Even at 119 pages, the book seems too long for the idea. Most of what is original in the argument comes together in the last quarter, and while it features some interesting embroideries (the textual ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
Anthropological Place
42
From Places to NonPlaces
75
Epilogue
116
Copyright

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Becky's blog: Non-places Part II
Last week's reading about places and non-places by Auge really interested me. Initially, I was skeptical of and confused by the term "non-place". ...
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Marc Augé - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In an essay and book of the same title, Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (1995), Marc Augé coined the phrase "non-place" to ...
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Research on Place: Non-places
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. London & New York: Verso Books, 1995. na "Taphonomies of Topography: from the death of ...
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Non-Places of Travel in Visual Art Marc Auge Anthropology of ...
... anthropological notion of “non-places”, with reference to the related essay by Marc Auge Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity . ...
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JSTOR: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity.
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Enculturation: Grant Boswell
Non-places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. Trans. John Howe. New York: Verso, 1995. Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity: An ...
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take three steps, then turn left
The Airport as Non-Place: An Experience of Supermodernity The airport is a place where journeys begin and end. These are the places that I start feeling ...
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Driving Places: Marc Auge, Non-Places, and the Geographies of ...
Augé, M. (1995) Non-places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. London: Verso . Augé, M. (1996a) ‘Paris and the Ethnography of the ...
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Archaeopaedia: non-places
References. Augé, M. 1995. Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity. Translated by John Howe. London, New York: Verso. ...
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About the author (1995)

Marc Augé is Director of Studies at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

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